BAGT, ArtWorks Project Space
Friday, December 1, 2023
Sunday, December 10, 2023
114A Blackhorse Lane, E17 6AA
Barbican Arts Group Trust

ArtWorks Open 2023, selected by Jasleen Kaur & Rudy Loewe.

Prize exhibition:

  • £1,000 cash and solo show
  • £1,000 cash and solo show
  • 6-week residency
  • 6-week residency
  • £250 materials prize with limited edition Giclée print of selected work with share of sales.

About the selectors:

Jasleen Kaur is an artist from Glasgow, Scotland. Her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines diasporic identity and hierarchies of history, both colonial and personal. Moving between sculpture, video and writing, Kaur initiates work that enables her to make sense of what is out of view or withheld.

Recent and upcoming commissions include Tramway, Glasgow, Wellcome Collection, Touchstones Rochdale, Glasgow Women’s Library, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Copperfield Gallery. Her work is part of the permanent collection of Arts Council, Touchstones Rochdale, Government Art Collection and Crafts Council.


Rudy Loewe (b.1987) lives and works in London, UK. They hold a BA in Illustration from the University of Brighton, UK (2010), an MFA in Visual Communication from Konstfack, Stockholm, SE (2018) and are currently working towards a practice-based PhD at the University of the Arts London.

Loewe has exhibited internationally in institutions and galleries including: Humber Street Gallery, Hull, UK: South London Gallery, London, UK; New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK; Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, SE; Royal Academy, London, UK; Regart Centre D’Artistes En Art Actuel, Lévis, CA; 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London, UK; Staffordshire St, London, UK.

They have had public commissions including: LDN WMN billboard commissioned by Tate and the Mayor of London, London, UK; Becontree Forever schools project, commissioned by Barking & Dagenham council, London, UK; The Depths of Our History, Contemporary Art Space Project commissioned by Iniva and RSA Academies, UK.

Residencies include: Ecologias Especulativas, Labverde, Brazil (2023); Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (2023); Early Years Artists in Residence, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2020); Distributed Identities residency, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada (2019); We Dey, X Space, Austria (2019).

Recent exhibitions include solo shows at VITRINE Fitzrovia, London, UK, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, UK and a public sculpture presentation in the Liverpool Biennial 2023, UK.